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Paying for American Revolution Veterans
"Here is the money we owe you for War."
"Here's the certificate."
Paying Our Debts
"We will do that by taxing Farmers to pay up their debts."
"We need to pay off our debts!!"
" WE SHALL PAY THEM OFF!"
Loosing our Farms
Soldiers had returned home after the war expecting wages, but the government could not afford to pay. The economy was slow, and many people were having trouble making ends meet.
Taxes or Threats
They are trying to figure out out to repay their debts
Many farmers suffered because they could not repay their debts. A lot of Farmers were impacted by this situation.
To make worse, the state of Massachusetts raised taxes. If farmers could not pay their taxes, the state threaten to take their farm or throw them in jail.
The government of Massachusetts sent the militia drive the farmers away and back to their farms
1000 farmers gathered together at a near by courthouse , and protested to keep the state from taking their farms
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